The crackdown on 'flash mobs' by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has put him in the center of a debate about how black leaders should respond to violence within their own community.
After Hurricane Katrina, Channa Mae Cook cofounded Sojourner Truth, a charter school with an emphasis on community service and social justice issues, to help lift up New Orleans' embattled school system.
Ella Mae Johnson shares the wisdom garnered in more than a century of courageous and generous living.
On its 100th anniversary, a history of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
He emphasized the continuing need to close racial and ethnic disparities while also talking about personal responsibility.
The nation has elected a black man as president, but that hasn't erased deep-seated racism or economic inequalities.
His race may hamper his ability to respond to needs of African-Americans, some say.
Daniel Wolff examines the lives of 12 Americans and the educations that made them.